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NESC Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake



Observers: Jesse Anderson, Bob Aslanian, Ed Frederick
Location: New England Science Center, Worcester, Massachussetts
Date: March 17, 1996

This image of Comet Hyakutake taken at the New England Science Center. To obtain these images, we used a ST-6 CCD camera, manufactured by Santa Barbara Instrument Group.

March 17, 1996

First image: 10 Second Exposure through a 7" Meade Refractor> This was a crisp, cold night, with beautiful conditions. Taken about 3:30 AM, the comet shows a much larger gas cloud than earlier images.

Second image: 5 Second Exposure through a 7" Meade Refractor> Taken a few minutes after 1:00 AM using a red filter. Compare the position of the comet relative to the two bright stars in the upper left to the next image.

Jesse Anderson ( )
Bob Aslanian ( )
Ed Frederick ( )

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